HURRY THE ARK DOOR IS CLOSING
This door is for eternity. There is a separation going on now between those who reject Jesus Christ and from those who accept Jesus Christ and have eternal life. Where will you be? The door is gradually closing and many will be left outside to face the unknown. God is very patient, remember, James 5:7-8, “Behold the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” God is very patient, but God has his timing. His patience with man will run out, at some point, as he has timed and ordained it. Coming to collect his bride is the priority in these last days. Therefore, we must be ready and witness to the lost. A member of the bride may still be out there unsaved yet. That soul needs to come in, and it may be your responsibility to witness to that person. Make yourself available for the service of the Lord.
Jesus said, like the days of Noah, that is how it will be at the coming of the Son of man. Noah spent scores of years to build his ark. Jesus spent three and one half years building his ark—his ministry– which the prophets prophesied about. Angels came to talk about this ark. They announced the coming ark of life, whose name is Jesus the Christ. Noah’s ark used human labor and earthly materials to prepare it. It was temporal. The eternal ark, Jesus Christ, was not made of earthly material neither did require human labor to build or prepare it. It was eternal. Once you enter into this ark and you remain there you are eternal, but you must enter in and remain in the ark. That ark is Jesus Christ not your denomination.
Entering the ark is not to the swift, the smart, the crafty, the eloquent or the diplomatic. It is by the un-merited favor of God. Many today in the churches are smart, eloquent, and crafty and are dividers. They manipulate whole churches, emasculate church pastors and elders. Some of them even claim to be elders for what they stand to gain. Money becomes their focus and even their sustenance. By this they milk their local assemblies. These people also want to get into the ark that is Christ. Let them think again. God may be patient now, but suddenly his patience will run out. Many men and women of God have fallen at this point because of personal pride, sexual issues, money matter and human control to guarantee the future of their children. Many that started very well have changed like the chameleon. Are you one of those or do you know one of these brethren. Let us remember them in prayers, it is getting late to enter and remain in the ark; “remember those who are alive and remain,” 1st Thessalonians 4:17. You enter the ark by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and continue working and walking with the Lord. As you abide in his word you remain in the ark. But if you dwell in sin, after you claim you have accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and you are in and out of the ark, then your sin will surely find you out, and you will have the door shut on you (study Romans 6:1). The longer you play with sin the likelihood you are already outside the ark. Repent and rededicate yourself to God immediately. It is too late to take chances.
Let us look at Noah’s ark, all creatures on earth got in as chosen by God. Even those creatures that came near missed the door and diverted to something else because they were not chosen. As fast as the jaguar or lion and other fast ones were, they could not enter the door to Noah’s ark if they were not called. If you are not called for the translation, you cannot go in. In the days of Noah there were many humans as well as creatures but only very few were called into the ark. Today, we are again trying to enter and remain in the ark, and only few will again be called. When they all arrived the slow ones that were called still had to come in; the tortoise may have come last, but was chosen and found the door to the ark. Noah’s ark was full, every creature chosen by God entered through the door. In Genesis 7:4, God told Noah, “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.” All else were outside the ark, not knowing that the patience of God for that age was about to run out, and judgment was inevitable. Genesis 7:13-16 gives us the summary of Noah and every creature chosen by God entering the ark through the door and it says in verse 16, “And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.” This was the picture our Lord Jesus Christ painted for us in Matt.24:37-39. After the judgment Noah’s ark came back to the earth and they started a new journey. Soon, man started going back to the old days of Noah again, even after Jesus started preaching about the kingdom of God. Today we are as Sodom and Gomorrah, even worse.
The ark of today is made with eternal material, called the word of God. As John1:1-14 tells us, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God. The same was in the beginning with God——-and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” According to John 4:24, the Word that became flesh was God, in the likeness of man. He was born of the Virgin Mary. He said, “God (the Word) is a Spirit,” and God is eternal. That is Jesus Christ and he has power to give all who believe in Him eternal life. Do you have that eternal life?
Jesus Christ is the ark today. That is why in John 10:7 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.” The same door for eternity is for those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. There is only one way and one door into the ark of Salvation and that is Jesus Christ. This is the salvation ark. You can only come into this ark by faith if you believe in all that embodies Jesus Christ, His deity, virgin birth, humanity, death, resurrection, ascension, the translation, Armageddon and up till the white throne, and new heaven and new earth: Also, the New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven (Revelation 21:2). This is an ark of holiness, purity and divine love. It is only found in Jesus Christ if you abide in him. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (Ephesians 1:4-5).”
Matt.25:1-13 tells a similar story like the days of Noah, “——And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready went in (the ark) with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” And in Revelation 4:1 it states, “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven—.” Now the Lord shuts one door on earth and opens another door in heaven. He is the door, and he is the Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ comes at midnight only those who are ready will go in and the door will be shut and those outside who went to buy oil were foolish and left behind. Those who think that salvation is the only preparation for the coming of Christ will be partly ready and will therefore be left behind to be matured by the great tribulation, if they survive the ordeal. It is the Lord’s marriage coming; you can neither be half ready nor be asleep. The bride is wide awake expecting him. The door is closing. Hurry and be sure you are ready, holy and pure.
Noah was awake, like those who gave the cry in Matt 25. He was prepared. Noah was focused on the coming rain because it was God’s word. Noah was not distracted; he kept his focus because God had given him his word of a flood. Noah did not procrastinate, time waits for no man. Noah believed and submitted to every word of God. Noah stayed on that path. Jesus Christ said, “I am they way.” That path, if you are really on it, leads you to the door and into the ark at midnight: When the cry is made, go ye out to meet him, the bridegroom. Remember Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which, he condemned the world(same if we hold fast by faith and make the translation), and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” He escaped judgment.
The ark door is closing you must be like Noah. Make up your mind. Are you a believer or an unbeliever in the word of God? You become a believer by accepting you are a sinner, confessing your sins to God and repenting. You ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart, forgive you of your sins and wash you with his blood. Ask him to become your Savior and Lord. Get a good King James Bible and start reading from the gospel of John. Find a bible believing church, and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ by immersion and ask God for the Holy Spirit as he said, in Luke 11:13. Believe the promises of God, especially John 1:12 and John 14:1-3. Study these scriptures with a focus on the translation. Maintain a daily prayer life, fasting, giving, praising and witnessing. Memorize some of your favorite scriptures and some worship songs for your moments with God. Meditate on the word of God always. Allow divine love to flow through you. Remember 1st Corinthians 13:13 which states, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” If you follow this way, with holiness, purity and expectancy of the coming of the Lord, you will be prepared and go in with the Lord, when he comes suddenly and the door will be shut.
Those who are not believers or have backslid or do not believe the entire bible may find themselves outside. No denomination can help you get in. It is only for those who are prepared when the Lord arrives. He will come in an hour you are not expecting him, as a thief in the night, suddenly, in a moment or in a twinkling of an eye. The door is closing and can be shut any moment. Jesus is the way, the door, the ark, Savior and Lord. Hurry, the ark door is closing and soon it will be too late. The craft that will carry the elect into glory is here and ready, waiting for the last person to enter the ark. Then the door will be shut by the Lord as he calls us to meet him in the air. The door is closing; hurry, put on love, holiness, purity, hope and faith. Tell someone to hurry, it is getting late and the door of the ark will soon be shut. Are you in or out of the ark?
The translation will be majestic and it would be terrible to be shut out. According to Eccl 3:11, “He (the Lord) hath made everything beautiful in his time;” This includes the translation of the elect. Remember the display of wonders and majesty, when Elijah was suddenly carried to heaven in a chariot of fire. Study 1st John 2:18 and you can see that we are in the last time and there are many antichrists today. People, watch out when preachers begin to find fault in the ministries of vindicated men; when they themselves are not vindicated, they lead astray many. Hurry the ark door is closing and will be shut soon. Noah made up his mind about the ark. What about you, have you made up your mind about the ark of today? Are you in the ark (Jesus Christ) or are you outside. The choice is yours to make and its now, before you find yourself knocking on a shut door and it is too late. You will hear I never knew you.